Studio Kukkapuro (Shenzhen) Opening Ceremony

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StudioKukkapuro (Shenzhen) Opening Ceremony

Time: 14:00 - 15:30, April 10th,2015

Organizer: Shanghai Avarte FurnitureCo.,Ltd/ Shenzhen Industrial Design Profession Association

Co-organizer: Sino-Finnish Design Park/Shenzhen Shifang Office Furniture Co.,Ltd

Location: Sino-Finnish Design Park,Fantasia Funian Plaza, Shihua Road, Futian Bonded Zone,Shenzhen City, China

Event Program

13:00-14:00Media interview

14:00-14:05Opening words by host

14:05-14:15Speech made by Han Wangxi, the Director of Marketing Department of Shenzen Cityof Design

14:15-14:25Speech made by Wang Wuyi, the President of Shanghai AVARTE

14:25-14:35Speech made by Feng Changhong, the Secrectary-general of Shenzhen IndustrialDesign Profession Association

14:35-14:45Speech made by Yrjo Kukkapuro

14:45-15:00Studio opening ceremony

15:00-15:30Visit the Studio

Yrjo Kukkapuro

YrjoKukkapuro is a national treasure-class artist and designer in Finland. He isone of the most awarded masters in the 20th century who has won almost all theprestigious awards of interior design and furniture design, including LunningPrize, Alvar Aalto Medal and USA/IBO Prize, etc. Among those prizes, Kukkapuroregards the first prize of “International Chair DesignCompetition” held in New York in 1974 as the mostsocial significant.

Kukkapurocreates numerous of classic works in the field of modern furniture design. Heis the first designer to combine ergonomics with chair design. His work,Karuselli, has been awarded as “The Most Important 99 Design Worksin the 20th Century” by the United Nations ProductManagement Organization due to its comfort. Because of his outstandingachievement in design field, he has served as professor and president ofUniversity of Art and Design Helsinki and has been given the honor of ProfessorArtist, the highest academic title in Northern Europe.


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